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Doctor insights on: Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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Which test can diagnose pancreatic necrosis?

Which test can diagnose pancreatic necrosis?

Imaging: Hi. The blood tests, amylase & lipase (two pancreatic digestive enzymes) can diagnose pancreatitis, but the best rests for pancreatic necrosis are probably imaging. Best imaging for p. necrosis would be CT with contrast. Abdominal MRI with contrast is also excellent, although not done as routinely. Transabdominal ultrasound doesn't see the pancreas super well, by transesophageal ultrasound is good ...Read more

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Which blood tests detect viruses/infectious diseases?

Which blood tests detect viruses/infectious diseases?

CulturesTcellsAntibo: 1 Bacterial,Viral and Fungi Cultures 2Antibodies and quantitative Titers,IGG&IGM 3 T Helper Cells Count as is done in AIDS Cases 4 Blood Smear for Parasites like in Malaria 5 Viral Load Test by PCR 6 Antigen as in the case of Hepatitis B.Hep B Surface Antigen is used for screening of Hepatitis B 7 Interferon-Gamma release assay test for TB Infection which measures the immune responce to the TB Inf ...Read more

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If I do have the MRSA virus, how infectious would it be for my partner?

If I do have the MRSA virus, how infectious would it be for my partner?

MRSA : Not much. Skin is a good barrier. It has to have a break in it somehow or have other reason for easy infection. It sounds like you have had this for a bit of time and he is not getting ill...? ...Read more

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How many days before the symptoms of conjunctivitis start are you infectious and spreading the virus?

How many days before the symptoms of conjunctivitis start are you infectious and spreading the virus?

Depends: Different viruses can cause conjunctivitis and they will begin shedding at different times before symptoms start. In general, someone who develops viral conjunctivitis probably started shedding virus (and could spread it to someone else) 24-48 hours before their own symptoms started. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more